Even after she used to be sued via Johnny Depp for defamation, Amber Heard had strengthen from a few of her Hollywood friends. In new testimony from Would possibly 23, leisure trade advisor Kathryn Arnold claimed the one explanation why Amber, 36, stored her function of Mera in Aquaman 2 used to be as a result of she had the strengthen of big name Jason Momoa, 42, and the movie’s director James Wan. In keeping with Kathryn, the 2 have been “adamant” about maintaining her within the movie, in line with the New York Submit.
“It used to be that second the place no longer most effective used to be she a just right actor, however she used to be now world-renowned as a result of she used to be in probably the most a hit movie … for DC Comics,” Kathryn stated to the Fairfax, Va. court docket, talking about how giant of a profession transfer taking part in Mera used to be for Amber. “It used to be simply this bizarre second for her, for her profession to take off.” As a substitute, Kathryn insisted Amber’s profession fell flat as soon as Johnny, 58, sued her for defamation following her 2018 op-ed for the Washington Submit wherein she spoke about being a survivor of home abuse. Whilst she didn’t title Johnny in her piece, it used to be believed to be about him, taking into consideration the couple had lately break up on the time.
Kathryn went on to say that Amber misplaced between $45 and $50 million in long run initiatives and endorsement offers as soon as Johnny sued her. She additionally stated Amber is now haunted on social media via her involvement with the Edward Scissorhands actor, noting that “each and every time she seems anyplace, the social media negativity marketing campaign begins up once more.
Every week previous on Would possibly 17, Amber shared a equivalent sentiment. “I needed to combat truly arduous to stay my profession when I were given my [restraining order against Depp],” she testified on Would possibly 17, in step with Self-importance Honest. “I misplaced alternatives. I were given dropped from jobs and campaigns. I fought to stay my process and the most important film alternative I had thus far [with] Justice League with the approach to [star in] Aquaman. I needed to combat truly arduous to stick in Justice League as a result of that used to be the time of the divorce.”
After explaining how Amber’s profession used to be negatively affected following the lawsuit, Kathryn identified a few of Johnny’s alleged flaws. “Smartly, we’ve talked concerning the erratic conduct, the tardiness, the medication, and alcohol abuse,” she stated of the actor, including that she believes it’s an “unlucky drawback … for the trade to proceed to paintings with him even if all that is out within the public.”
At the turn aspect, Johnny’s staff stated the lawsuit has negatively affected him as smartly. For example, Johnny’s ability supervisor Jack Whigham stated he used to be axed from the enduring Pirates of the Caribbean franchise following Amber’s article. He used to be set to earn $22 million from the 6th installment of the preferred movie collection.
Johhny’s defamation lawsuit in opposition to Amber, which he formally filed in 2019, is for $50 million. Amber is countersuing Johhny for $100 million in damages. Johnny misplaced a defamation case in 2020 in opposition to the British newspaper, The Solar, which concerned quotes from Amber’s Washington Submit article.